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Old 01-05-07, 07:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't install GeForce 6600 drivers on Kubuntu 6.10

hey,

I recently tried to install the newest nvidia GeForce 6600 linux graphics drivers for my Kubuntu 6.10 edgy eft box, but I can't seem to get it installed. I used the guide provided on the nvidia.com site aswell as from this link. I installed and uninstalled all the packaged mentioned in the link, but when I tried to run the drivers (with X shutdown) I first got an error that there is not an interface to the kernel and asked if it should check for one on the nvidia site. When that attempt failed, it asked if it should compile an interface and when I agree it gives me the following error message :

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ERROR : Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.
I located some 'kernel-devel' and 'kernel-source' packets from synaptic and installed it, but it keeps giving me the same errors. Can someone please help?

I attached the installer log file.
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Old 01-05-07, 10:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can't install GeForce 6600 drivers on Kubuntu 6.10

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
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Old 01-05-07, 07:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can't install GeForce 6600 drivers on Kubuntu 6.10

If you actually made the effort to follow the link I posted in the first place, you would notice that it is the SAME link! As previously mentioned I did that, and it still did not work.
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Old 01-05-07, 07:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can't install GeForce 6600 drivers on Kubuntu 6.10

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I located some 'kernel-devel' and 'kernel-source' packets from synaptic and installed it, but it keeps giving me the same errors. Can someone please help?
You have to locate the 'kernel-devel' or 'kernel-source' package for YOUR kernel (or install a new kernel and its associated devel/source package). You can find with kernel you're running with 'uname -r'.
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Old 01-05-07, 08:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can't install GeForce 6600 drivers on Kubuntu 6.10

From that link:
"* the linux-headers package matching the installed Linux kernel is installed"

Did you do that? If so, you never stated as such.
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Old 01-06-07, 04:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: Can't install GeForce 6600 drivers on Kubuntu 6.10

Ok, with some effort I managed to get the drivers installed, but now I have a new problem. The driver utilities nicely configures my screen resolution, but when I restart X-server it goes back to 800x600 resolution. If I had to guess, the configuration is not saved to xorg.conf, but when I applied the correct settings I did select to save the new configuration to xorg.conf, but it still went back to 800x600 resolution. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-06-07, 11:02 AM   #7
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Please generate and provide an nvidia-bug-report.log.
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Old 01-06-07, 05:29 PM   #8
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So this might be a stupid question but how do I generate a nvidia-bug-report.log?
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